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Bus Trip IconAug 31-Sep 5 (Thu-Tue) Pecos Wilderness, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico

(replace this text with a short description of the image)This Labor Day weekend, we're traveling by sleeper bus to backpack in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Pecos Wilderness Area. From trailheads at Cowles and Jacks Creek, we'll hike in five groups of five to ten per group through fir and aspen forests to meadows above the tree line. Each group will enjoy four days of hiking and three nights of camping. The Pecos Wilderness is one of the very best and most memorable destinations in the southern Rockies. Our bus will leave Dallas Thursday night to arrive at trailheads Friday morning. We'll bring you home by 6 AM Tuesday. Complete trip information, including detailed hike options, cost, and sign-up instructions are in this PDF fileAs of July 31, all places on the outing were filled. If there are cancelations, we'll add from a wait list comprised of applicants whose check and forms we hold. Contact the trip coordinator to inquire.  Coordinator: Steve Fleischman Send Email 972-689-7317

Service Outing IconSep 16 (Sat) Trail Maintenance at Cedar Ridge Preserve

Come to the hilly terrain of Cedar Ridge Preserve to help maintain one of the better trail networks in Dallas.  The Sierra Club is responsible for the Possum Haw Trail.  We work here on third Saturdays of almost every month, starting at 9 AM, working until approximately noon.  (Note that this is an hour later than our summer starting time.) The Preserve's address is 7171 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas.  For directions and general information about Cedar Ridge Preserve, click this link.   If you need more information or want to carpool, call or email me. Contact: Ginger Bradley Send Email 469-223-7902

Canoe IconSep 16-17 (Sat-Sun) Red River Canoe Trip

We'll put-in on Saturday morning about an hour north of Dallas. The rest of the day will be spent swimming and relaxing as we paddle down to our campsite on a large sandbar. Sunday we'll canoe on down to the takeout with a few swim stops on the way. This is a very nice section of the Red River, with very little development along the banks. Some canoeing experience is required and you must furnish your own canoe and camping equipment. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Bill Greer Send Email 972-247-0446

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Meeting IconSep 20 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting

The Outings Committee meets tonight at 6:30, upstairs at Whole Foods Market, SE quadrant of Preston Road and Forest Lane, Dallas. Anyone interested in outings is welcome. Reply to Mark to be added to the advance agenda email list or to suggest an agenda item.  Let's finalize a line-up of fall 2017 outings and discuss where we want to go on trips in 2018.  Organizer: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Class IconSep 27 (Wed) Wilderness Navigation Class--Part 1

Picture of compassDon't miss out! Join us for this outstanding, bi-annual two-night class to help you navigate in the backcountry with map and compass. Part 1 is Wednesday night at 6:30. Part 2 is Thursday night at 6:30. Both sessions are upstairs at the Whole Foods Market, SE quadrant of Preston Road and Forest Lane. The fee for the two-night class is $35 for Sierra Club members, $40 for non-members. An optional field lab for class participants will be set on Saturday or Sunday.  Pay in advance by clicking here or pay at the door. Bring a compass if you have one. If not, we'll have an extra you can use and we'll advise what to look for when you buy your own. Both sessions will run until approximately 9:00. Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Class IconSep 28 (Thu) Wilderness Navigation Class--Part 2

Join us for this second night of a two-part class that begins Wednesday, Sept. 27. Both sessions are at Whole Foods Market, Preston Road at Forest Lane. See above for details and link to pay online.   Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Car Camp IconOct 13-15 (Fri-Sun) Fall Weekend at Beavers Bend State Park, Oklahoma

Beavers Bend State ParkMake Friday the 13th special and join us for this relaxing weekend of fall beauty in scenic southeastern Oklahoma. We have an entire group compound reserved, complete with your choice of rustic cabin or tent camping, bathhouse (yes, hot showers!) and dining hall with kitchen. We'll offer Saturday hike options with Dallas Sierra Club leaders, ranging from a one-mile nature trail to a 7-mile roller-coaster trail up, down and over the skyline ridges. The park offers additional activities, including paddling (rentals available), horseback riding and more. We also offer a Saturday night catered dinner option. This weekend is for singles, couples, families, friends, young and young at heart -- a great event for all. Details and reservation information is in this PDF. Don't wait, sign up now! Trip rated: Kid Friendly. Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Meeting IconOct 18 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting

It's a third Wednesday of a month, so 6:30 is the time for another gathering to plan outings, upstairs at Whole Foods Market, SE quadrant of Preston Road and Forest Lane, Dallas. Anyone interested in outings is welcome to attend and participate. Reply to Mark to be added to the advance agenda email list or to suggest an agenda item.  Organizer: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Backpack IconNov 4-5 (Sat-Sun) Beginner Backpack Trip to the Caney Creek Wilderness

Join us for one of the Dallas Sierra Club’s favorite local backpacking trips. We’ll backpack in about 4 1/2 miles along Caney Creek, cross it a few times, and climb some small hills. After setting up camp near a waterfall, we’ll do a short day hike as time and energy permits.  For many of us this was our first Wilderness hike and it's still one of our favorites. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Sue Greer Send Email 972-247-0446

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Bus Trip IconFeb 28-Mar 5 (Wed-Mon) Big Bend National Park

YES! Dates for the 2018 sleeper bus trip to hike in Big Bend National Park have been set. We'll depart Dallas on the night of Wednesday, February 28, hike on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and arrive back in Dallas by sunup on Monday, March 5. Details will be posted here in November or early December. We plan to offer five alternative hike routes.  Most alternaitves will backpack on most days and camp in the backcountry. At least one will base camp in a group site in the Chisos Basin and make days hikes each day, backpacking short distances on the first and last days.   Bus trip leader: Arthur Kuehne Send Email 214-608-3210

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